ABA Open Series NE heads to Lake the Potomac River
ATHENS, Ala. – The Maryland division of the ABA Open Series will hold its next tournament on May 12th, 2018, on the Potomac River, Marbury, Maryland.
The competitors will launch at Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, MD 20658. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. on Friday May 11th at the tournament trailer.
To enter, anglers fishing the Boater Division pay $200 with co-anglers paying $100. First place is guaranteed a minimum $5,000 first place for boaters. To learn more about the payout visit www.abaopenseries.com/payout.php
Anglers fishing the Boater Division may weigh in up to five bass, each at least 15 inches long. Co-anglers may weigh in up to three bass.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, boater and co-angler competitors fishing this tournament and ABA Open Series events throughout the season may also win contingency bonuses from such sponsors as Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, and MauJim. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
Tournament Manager: Jeff Randall 256-777-6152
Email: [email protected]
Registration and Briefing at the stage at Smallwood state park
Ramp Address: 2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, MD 20658
Onsite Registration Friday 4-6:30 PM
Meeting 7:00 PM
Launch at 6:30 am or safe light
Weigh in at 2:30 pm
Limit 5 bass for anglers / 3 Bas for co-angler
Tournament Size Limit from March 1,2016 through June 15, 2016 is 15"
Charles County Government
PO Box 2150 | 200 Baltimore St
La Plata, MD 20646
Best Western Plus La Plata Inn Hotel
6900 Crain Highway
La Plata MD 20646
Triton Dealer-Richmond Marine Center
1800 Dabney Rd.
Richmond VA 23230
For Virginia, Maryland and DC fishing license information visit https://www.takemefishing.org/get-a-fishing-license/
The best ABA Open Series anglers from across the nation can advance to the no entry fee 2018 Ray Scott Championship, slated for Lake Eufaula in April 2019.
For more information on this tournament, call Jeff Randall, tournament manager, at 256-777-6152 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.abaopenseries.com .
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, the American Bass Anglers Open Series, the 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
ABA is sponsored by: Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Best Western Hotels, GEICO, Garmin, Sirius XM Marine Weather, Power-Pole, T-H Marine, Hydrowave, Maui Jim, Abu Garcia, Berkley, MotorGuide, and Optima Batteries
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